If you want to find out the dire end America is doomed to if racial justice gets foisted upon it you'll have to read the post yourself—it's hazy on that detail to my mind—but it occurred to me that last week's news was a fine pastiche of examples of people whose lives do unquestionably matter, people who need no movement to protect them but could start one in a heartbeat and in all of these examples already have.
Not alone in his group but probably the best example of it is the leader of the Overpaid Professional Athletes Who Have No Discernible Personality But Are Married to Supermodels Anyway Lives Matter is Tom (Cheatin' Tom) Brady, who beat a suspension by the NFL in court despite admitting to destroying damning evidence against him, his cell phone containing text messages to a lowly locker room attendant who performed the sweaty and thankless task of massaging the quarterback's balls to his liking.
While Brady beat the rap by hiring a raft of lawyers, the locker room attendant was fired and blamed for the entire scandal. He has yet to start his own movement, which could be called Starry-Eyed Sycophants Who Help Dishonest Rich Bastards And Get Thrown Under the Bus For It Lives Don't Matter. But that's up to him.
The starring member of the Undeservedly Famous Women Who Get Themselves Knocked Up by a Different Guy Every Other Presidential Election In Spite Of Getting Paid for Advocating Sexual Abstinence Lives Matter, Bristol Palin, spouted off at Obama for officially renaming the highest peak in North America Denali instead of Mt. McKinley. Palin claimed that the President should be defeating ISIS instead of renaming Alaska's stuff, although there is no evidence that Obama laid off lobbing cruise missals at the Middle East even slightly during his Alaskan trip.
The only other people who objected to the name change were Republican politicians from Ohio, of which McKinley was once one before performing the most important act of his Presidency, getting himself assassinated so that the much more notable Teddy Roosevelt could become President.
The people whose lives, or at least opinions, don't matter here are the native Americans who have been calling Alaska's biggest rock Denali ever since they crossed over the Bering land bridge in the Stone Age and all of the rest of the residents of the state, which officially renamed the peak Denali in 1975.
Joining these august personalities is the founding member of Government Employees Who Claim They Work For God Even Though He Doesn't Sign Their Paycheck And God Says They Need to Tell Gay People to Go Intercourse Themselves If They Want to Get Married Lives Matter is Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk now doing jail time for not doing her job. Davis leapt at the chance for her fifteen minutes, and who can blame her? From the looks of her, all she had in the way of a future was a well-paid retirement stuffing her face with peach cobbler before losing an extremity or two to complications from diabetes and supermarket electric-carting it all the way to an early grave. Now she's a martyr. Supposedly she's spending her hard time reading the Bible, but it's probably hard to concentrate on the Scripture when you're daydreaming about all the right wing and evangelical cash you're going to be rolling in from the movie some pious entrepreneur will make about your life and people just paying to pray with you when get out of the hoosegow.
Plus former fat-ass and current losing Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is coming by to bump bellies with you in the name of the Lord. What girl wouldn't quiver with excitement at that prospect?
The opposite side of this coin is People Who Just Wanted to Get Quietly Married Without a Bunch of Media Fuss Or Being Outed to the Entire USA Lives Don't Matter.
Sure, they can start their own movement, but that won't matter, either.